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September 8, 2022

STATEMENT FROM PREMIER HEATHER STEFANSON ON THE PASSING OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II



I was saddened to learn today of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In 70 years as Queen, Her Majesty developed a special relationship with our province and with Manitobans.

Her Majesty visited Manitoba on six separate occasions, with stops in a number of communities including Winnipeg, Churchill, Brandon, Beausejour, Norway House, Carman, Gillam, Flin Flon, Swan River, The Pas, Portage la Prairie, Oakville, Dugald and Dauphin. From Her Majesty’s first official visit as Princess Elizabeth in 1951 to her final visit as Queen in 2010, the Queen celebrated Manitoba’s centenary, toured many locations and businesses and made personal connections with thousands of Manitobans.

As a young woman, Her Majesty pledged to devote her whole life to service and to show “an unwavering faith, a high courage, and a quiet heart.” The Queen accomplished this and so much more.

Leading with determination, commitment, dedication and purpose, Her Majesty showed great strength of mind and character, loyalty, steadfastness and determination. At the same time, the Queen was devoted to her husband and they raised a family that will carry Her Majesty’s legacy forward for decades to come.

On behalf of all Manitobans, I extend our sympathies to His Majesty King Charles III and the entire Royal Family.

Manitobans can visit manitobalg.ca to share memories of Her Majesty with Canadians and the Royal Family via a virtual book of condolence link.

May Her Majesty rest in peace. Long live the King.

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